For Starting Entrepreneurs
Horizon Advisor helps entrepreneurs establish a business in the Netherlands.
The path from the business idea to actual implementation can be bumpy if you don't exactly know how to navigate. You see the horizon and want to go for it, but there are still many obstacles and questions.
How do I write a business plan and apply for funding? What kind of business plan do I need to apply for a self-employment residence permit at the IND?
Horizon Advisor understands the needs of a start-up and offers customized support, so that you can focus on doing that what you're great at.
"A goal without a plan is just a wish"
My name is Svetlana Sonas and I have many years of experience in helping entrepreneurs in their start-up journey.
I work with expats in the Netherlands who want to open a business here.
My main line of work is writing business plans for different purposes, such as a loan application or a self-employment visa at the IND. Besides that, I also support entrepreneurs with filing quarterly taxes. I am attentive to details while keeping the bigger picture in mind.
You can find more information about my background and experience on my LinkedIn profile.
For an exploratory meeting, advice or a custom quote, Contact me.
Business Plans - How it works
The process generally runs as follows:
Discuss the business idea and purpose of the plan.
Prepare the business and financial plan based on the intake.
Check whether the plan is a good reflection of the idea and collect the missing information.
Make adjustments based on your feedback.
Finalize the plan.
What others say
“Horizon Advisor was key to my company receiving a positive outcome from the IND with regards to our application. The overall quality of writing and layout was top notch. I was especially taken aback by their ability to, not only understand the business activities itself from only 1 initial meeting, but also be able to transfer that understanding onto paper. The 2 sections which I think everyone hates doing, namely the Market Analysis and Competitive Analysis, were effortlessly done – including a full record of sources of the information. I would definitely recommend her services and make use of them in the future.”
Pancake Holding BV Gareth Schoeman
“Svetlana helped us with an important business plan for our application with IND recognition as a sponsor. We had a very short deadline but Svetlana didn’t only wire the whole business plan for us within the timeline but also did the requested adjustments. We just got approved. Thank you for your time and great business plan. We would highly recommend Horizon Advisor.”
Imfiy BV Sohail Sajid
“We are from Colibrí Gastro Bar and Horizon Advisor helped us writing our business plan and gave us advice about funding our project! It was great! Svetlana has been flexible with all of our doubts, always making herself available and we really considered her as part of Colibrí’s success… We are thankfull and recommend Horizon Advisor for your tax return, business plan or help out on the development of your business!”
Colibri Gastro Bar Alexandre Campos
“I am very grateful to Svetlana who helped make my dream come true. The collaboration took place in a very accessible way and we were able to move forward quickly with the business plan. I am not good at expressing my ideas in text. The advantage of working with Svetlana is that she understood my ideas and wrote the plan on my behalf.”
DA Amstelveen Alina Dadayan
“I’m a business owner and non-dutch speaking, which for me was a problem when it came to tax declaration. I was so happy to have found Svetlana, she took care of this side of my business making my life easier. I’m super happy with her work, very professional and always punctual. I have 100% trust and I know that for any financial question I can go to her and have the reply I was looking for. I couldn’t recommend Svetlana more.”
Silvia Falcomer Photography Silvia Falcomer
“We had a great cooperation with Svetlana. She is professional, gives good feedback and thanks to her work we have been able to make greet deals. We will certainly work with her more often. She gives more than what you ask for. Thanks Svetlana!”
Man Vastgoed Anuschka Wiebers
“Svetlana is a delight to work with, I appreciate her prompt and precise communication style, her great attention to detail and the ability to truly understand her clients’ needs. She has been very helpful with filing my income tax return and I highly recommend her services.”
Mana Productions Malika Suleymanova